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Leave tonight on an overnight jet flight for Helsinki (flight not included).
Upon arrival, we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, your Tour Director is hosting a welcome reception and will introduce you to your fellow travelers.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland lies in the far south of the country,
on a peninsula that is home to the busiest passenger port in the world. Our comprehensive sightseeing covers the most important and interesting areas such as the historical center, the Senate Square, the Cathedral, City Hall, the Presidential Palace, Finlandia Hall, and the Opera House. We stop at the Sibelius Monument.In the afternoon we board a ferry to Tallinn, Estonia’s capital. Afterward, we transfer to our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
On a walking tour of Tallinn’s Upper and Lower Old Town, we visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next up is a visit to Toompea Castle and the 14th-century Gothic Town Hall there. After the tour, we taste some Schnapps in a medieval house. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Optional tour: Visit the Kadriorg Palace.
We travel by motor-coach to Riga, the capital of Latvia. On the way, we
make a stop in Pärnu, located on the coast of Pärnu Bay. The city is known for
its 19th-century timber villas and sandy Pärnu Beach, with its shallow waters and promenade. There is free time to stroll along the beach, have a cup of coffee, or even a lunch break. We then continue to Riga where the afternoon is free to explore the city.
On our tour, we see the 700-year-old Riga Castle on the banks of the Daugava River, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, the St. Jacobs Cathedral, the St. Peter’s Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the eclectic Art Nouveau buildings. After the tour, we sample Black Balsam, a dark and astringent liqueur made of 24 herbs and based on a 250-year-old recipe. The rest of the day is free to shop or savor some Latvian crêpes.
Optional tour: Food Market experience.
morning, we set a course for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. On the way, we
stop at the baroque and rococo Rundale Palace Museum. Built-in the 18th century and surrounded by a French
garden, the palace is an architectural marvel and a triumph of art over nature.
After a lunch break here, we continue our journey to Vilnius with a stop at the Hill of Crosses in Siauliai. The balance of the day is at leisure.
located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. We visit the baroque St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church and the striking St. Anne’s Church. We also see Vilnius University, dating back to
1570, famous Gediminas' Tower and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free to
explore Vilnius on your own. In the evening, join your fellow travelers and
your tour director for our farewell dinner.
After breakfast, you’re transferred to the airport for your home-bound flight.
Optional tour: Visit to the Trakai Castle.
Alternatively, you can continue your journey and join our "Grandeur and History of Poland" tour.
PACKAGE: HELSINKI AND THE BALTIC DOMINIONS
Cities: Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius
Location: FINLAND, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA
9 Days/ 8 Nights - Air & Land
8 Days/ 7 Nights - Land Only
Land Only: $1,650
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